Monday, September 30, 2013


As some of you may have noticed, my blog post have been few and far between.

Which is not A big deal, sometimes we all need a break! Right? husband and I are transitioning into a new phase of our lives.

  We are finally buying as our sons put it "Our death home".

  When we lived in Missouri I always thought I would never leave that home.

Then we moved to Lampasas and actually had the home of my dreams and for sure was not going to leave but we did for an awesome adventure to Amerika Samoa.

We moved to Virginia, back to Texas and soon to be to a little town in  TX.

 This home is definitely not my dream home but it is my husband's dream land.

 The man has worked hard he deserves his dream.

While he is busy living his dream, I will continue to live mine in my sewing room.

...for now I will pop in and out and maybe lurk around your blogs.... if you feel someone is watching you (it just might be me).

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013


My husband doesn't even know my dirty secret....

My best friends don't even know, neither do my sisters.

Missour Star Quilt Co. might have an sister Jeanette at Inchworm Fabrics
might have some sort of idea.....

Who would have thought?

It is all in this box plus another.

My heart exclaimeth "What Joy you Bring me"

Moda, Benartex, Riley Blake,Windham fabrics, RJR fabrics, how do I love thee?????

Stray charm squares from various projects...

 Samoan charm squares..... my hands shaketh, my heart leapths at the thought of these squares.

In the silence of the night I hit buy on my keyboard and that is when I know in a few days these
charm squares will be at my door.
I love the sales at Missouri Star Quilt fact, I just purchased another charm pack today ( one is suppose to know).
This does not count the countless packs I have given away.
You ask me what I do with these squares?  Pet them....smell them again....
Do I have plans for them???
You bet.
I made this with one pack!
 and this using Missour Star Quilt Co. tut  for pinwheels

 and this turkey took two squares for the feathers, one for the heart.

Oh the things one can do with charm squares.....and if nothing comes to mind...just sit and pet them.
Life is good!!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013


A few weeks back I sold my old pfaff (old news)

 So in the process I was talking to the Lady on the phone who purchased it

. She was wanting to know what I used the machine for. I told her quilting.

 She said, "You don't sound OLD"

I thought to myself

People associate quilting with AGE?

I was not old when I started children were young.....

To be truthful, I don't consider myself old now....

It seems just yesterday I was graduating high school.

Getting married.

Next thing you know I had five kids and the oldest was graduating high school and then the youngest leaving the nest.

Where did the time just flew by and keeps flying by.  Soon I will be as vintage as some of the fabrics I cling on to.

If you search this blog world you will find old and young will even find MEN!!!

I said it...MEN!!!!  Quilting is not just a OLD WOMAN thing anymore.

I find the diversity to be very fun and have enjoyed the next time you walk by the mirror and see someone is just you growing into quilting!

Can't do a post without some here are some "OLD" ones from when I first started blogging...with the exception of one.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


It seems that every time I want to get down and dirty with my sewing that I have to clean my sewing room first?

What is up with that?

I could be a messy quilter????

I could be a lazy quilter (not willing to take the time to pick up after myself as I sew).

I could be a "I don't care" quilter.....don't care about the mess and don't care how long it sits there.
            to be honest, I hate clutter.....


Maybe I am  an unorganized quilter?

 No matter how hard I try....just don't make the gravy.

So my floors are swept.

My table is cleaned off.

Do many of you do this?

I cut off an old Clorox bottle and used it for a catch all by my sewing machine.

So I moved it and decided to put a smaller one next to the machine hoping that I could not catch too

much in it.

I notice that I clean it out more...and notice that the Clorox bottle is not cleaned out yet....

  Do I really need those items?


Now...when I cook, I clean as I go so there is not so much to clean when I am done.

My mother taught me to clean the bathroom as I am in there...

So....what can I say?

I make my bed when I get out of it....

So why can't I keep my sewing room organized.

 I have seen some of your sewing rooms....

I have a drool rag next to me when I see them and my sin of envy comes out.

Does it really matter? I am are happy....

Happy!  Happy!  Joy! Joy!

So...don't judge me....!!

Now to some down and dirty is serious business today....WHOOOOOOOOO

Let the sewing commence.

Oh by the way, I failed to mention that the runner  Gobble Gobble was made with the Accuquilt Go cutter, I used the Heather Feather die # 2 and the heart die.  I don't have the letter's die but if you have that you are set.  Even if you do not have this Accuquilt Go cutter, the applique pieces are included so you can cut them out youself.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


I designed this runner last year around Thanksgiving..

.hard to believe we are coming up on Thanksgiving again....

 Where does the time go?          This one here is the one I made yesterday!

This is the one I made a year ago. I changed the lettering.

I designed this one and finished it Tuesday...

I don't know what it is about this lime green that catches my eye....